2013 Outstanding Young Alumnus
Epic Systems Corporation
Zach Alesandrini is a Project Manager at Epic, a private healthcare software company that creates software for large medical groups, hospitals, and integrated healthcare organizations. In his five years at Epic, the company has doubled in size and established itself as one of the industry leaders. He has worked with over thirty healthcare organizations in various roles, including implementing electronic medical records, improving their revenue cycles, and managing multifaceted IT projects.
In January 2011, Zach moved to the United Arab Emirates to start Epic's Middle East office with a small team of Epic co-workers. From then until July 2012, Zach lived and worked in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, helping to support hospitals in the region and quickly learn the healthcare regulations of the region.
While overseas, he took full advantage of the ability to travel and immerse himself in many different countries and cultures. Altogether, Zach visited twenty-five countries in less than two years, including China, Georgia, Kuwait, India, and Sri Lanka. He was also present during the Arab Spring that took place in many Arab nations, visiting Bahrain, Egypt, Lebanon, and Oman during that time.
In the summer of 2012, Zach returned to the United States to continue working with Epic to lead and advise customer projects. He spends most weeks traveling within the U.S. to help Epic customers.
Zach graduated with Honors from Northern Illinois University in 2007, with a B.S. in Management and a Minor in Economics. While in school, he worked extensively with the Honors program, acted as President of Sigma Iota Epsilon, was involved in the Experiential Learning Center, and consistently performed mediocre in intramural sports. He remains involved with the Management Department to help mentor current students as they begin to shape their career paths.
Zach currently resides in Madison, Wisconsin. His hobbies include travel, art collecting, and tailgating. He is a proud season ticket holder and supporter of NIU football and the Chicago Cubs.